Our community values public safety!
A message from Mayor Brandon M. Scott:
Welcome to the CitiWatch Community Partnership, and thank you for helping to make Baltimore a safer city. This innovative public-private partnership allows residents and small business owners to help the Baltimore Police Department and the City's public safety agencies by sharing important information, saving valuable resources, and helping to apprehend criminals.
Strong neighborhoods form the backbone of a vibrant Baltimore. By joining the CitiWatch Community Partnership, you can help share an important message to your community: “Our residents and small businesses value public safety, and we are partnering with Law Enforcement and public safety agencies to make our neighborhood safer and promote quality of life.”
What is the CitiWatch Community Partnership?
The Community Partnership is a voluntary registry of private surveillance systems that will enhance public safety response with video evidence when a crime or quality of life disruption occurs. Joining the Community Partnership and Baltimore City’s public safety agencies in the effort to collaboratively improve quality of life shows your commitment to safer communities and an improved Baltimore. The Community Partnership is designed to encourage cooperation and communication between neighborhoods, business owners, and the City’s public safety agencies.
Who is eligible to participate?
Homeowners, renters, and small business owners are eligible (and encouraged) to participate. Participants can register any number of cameras with the Community Partnership. The City only asks that registered cameras are oriented towards a public right-of-way – so as not to infringe upon anyone’s private property – and that registrants are equipped to retain at least 48 hours of video footage. Additionally, participants should be willing to work with the City’s public safety agencies, including the Baltimore Police Department, if contacted.
Please check the Applicant Priority Map to see if you are living in a high priority area.
- Use the search bar to determine if your property is located in a high-priority neighborhood
- If your property is in a blue-highlighted area you qualify as a high-priority applicant
- High-priority rebate/voucher applicants will receive preferential treatment and are encouraged to apply between July 1 and October 1 of any calendar year; applications are accepted year-round.
How does it work?
Questions, concerns or comments about the registration process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org; Those regarding the voucher or rebate application can be directed to email@example.com.
Participation for registrants who are not applying for a rebate or voucher is completely voluntary; camera owners with an unsubsidized camera can discontinue participation at any time. Information is only made available to public safety personnel, including the Baltimore Police Department, and will never be disaggregated for public consumption.
For additional information and FAQs please visit http://citiwatch.baltimorecity.gov/Faq.aspx